Officer Robert Harold Harrison, Jr.

Officer Robert Harold Harrison, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, January 11, 1974

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Robert Harold Harrison, Jr.

Officer Robert Harrison was killed in an automobile crash while chasing a suspected drunk driver.

During the pursuit, another vehicle changed lanes in front of his cruiser, causing him to strike the rear of the car. His cruiser left the roadway and down a 25-foot embankment. Officer Harrison was killed, and his partner was injured in the impact.

The subject they were pursuing was charged with felony drunk driving and manslaughter.

Officer Harrison had served with the California Highway Patrol for four years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 7812

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

DUI, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Harrison,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 11, 2024

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